This is done by simply practicing a several different types of problems a few times.These kinds of conundrums are purposely meant to divide and conquer, and predictably, the seemingly simple problem posed in the offending tweet—8÷2(2 2)—practically caused a civil war in the magazines. Bobby Lea, test editor (and three-time Olympic cyclist): i ride bikes Matt Allyn, features director: for anyone that wants a longer explanation of why you divide before multiply in this case Pat Heine, video producer: ..writes out PEMDAS and then does PEDMASMatt: you clearly didn't listen Pat: i didn't...i was busy correcting her math. Matt: ok, Derek, the video's for you Pat: if you get 16 it's because you don't know the difference between brackets and parentheses.Naturally, we took to Slack to hash out our differences. Morgan Petruny, test editor: I agree with Derek and disagree with You Tube. Bobby: This sounds like a conversation the belongs on the Not My Job segment of Katie Fogel, social media editor: polling our IG audience on this now...If you're reading this article, then you are probably a bit of a math-a-phobic yourself, or maybe you're just looking to improve your math skills.Regardless, you'll learn how to solve any math problem in seconds in this article. In order to make things difficult on you, many teachers/textbook publishers will present you with a problem in words, rather than in mathematical equations.“Angular Dependence for ν‘, j’-Resolved States in F H2 → HF(ν‘, j’) H Reactive Scattering Using a New Atomic Fluorine Beam Source” I can see if he wants to weigh in… please do Trevor: PEMDAS Andrew: i'll also fire off the request to my go-to physicist who also just answered the POP question of how to jump from a moving train Taylor: tbh it would be awesome if we could find experts who disagree Trevor: wait revisited my interpretation of PEMDAS back to 16this is why I went to art school Taylor: I asked my friend [REDACTED], who is about to graduate with her phd in statistics from [REDACTED] and has three or four math masters degreesand i am so pleased to report she's on my side Derek: [REDACTED] wins Andrew: but what did [REDACTED] say was the answer??!Taylor: there is no answer, fake question designed to stoke outrage Bill: maybe our smart take is: math is not subjective, nobody writes math like this, here is what's wrong Taylor: she's just getting started Kit: Sounds like [REDACTED] needs to write the sweaty math take Andrew: daaaaang [REDACTED]go off Bobby: no we're onto something! D., Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Who Delivered the Final Verdict and Decisively Shut Us All Up Of course this isn't math. We have conventions on how to write these things just like we have conventions on how to spell stuff. Some people spell it as ‘gray’ and others as ‘grey.’ We still understand what's going on.No matter what type of math problem you're attempting to solve, you'll probably find the calculator to be useful. If you look at most equations, even those that are actually quite simple, they can look very confusing when in an unfactored form.Thus, if you can factor out the equation to its simplest terms, you will be able to solve it more quickly.Memorize and use some important multiplication shortcuts.You can memorize certain patterns in multiplication, such as 5 * 5 = 25, 25 * 25 = 625, 35 * 35 = 1225.